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CWD Chanel


August 16, 2016

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“It is with the heaviest hearts and deep, deep sadness that our beloved Hero, CWD Chanel MDD left this earthly world today at 4:30 p.m. Our only solace is that she is free from the pain that has limited her ability to enjoy her retirement as much as we had hoped. Chanel worked very hard detecting land mines for 8.5 years in Afghanistan. Sadly, she had a very short time to enjoy her retirement. She was loved by so many who will miss her very much. We love you so very much sweet Chanel. We remember your smile that lit up our lives, we honor your service and we thank you for the love, pride, happiness, loyalty, fun and laughter you gave us. We love and remember you, always.” – K9 Hero Haven, 16 Aug 16


United States of America




8.5 years

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K9 Hero Haven

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Program or Non Profit Mission

“K9 Hero Haven is a 100% volunteer organization. K9 Hero Haven is dedicated to serving the military, veterans, and first responders by providing working dogs a home for retirement. The K-9s employed with the military and first responders are the best at what they do. They are expected to work in the most toughest of environments and face the harshest of conditions. At any moment, they are expected to selfishly give their live to save ours.


K9 Hero Haven helps to transition dogs to retirement. If at all possible, we want to re-unite a dog with its handler. We give preference to provide veterans and law enforcement with retired working dogs in honor of their sacrifices. We strive to educate the public on the roles that these dogs place in our world, and to highlight the level of training which goes into to these dogs never to forget the dedication to their service in keeping us safe from danger. 


We work hard to find good homes for our dogs. We also work to provide dignity and respect to the dogs who need some additional work to prepare them for their journey to retirement.”  

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Tactical Field



Mine Detection Dog (MDD)